noun Etymology: from the Puritans' cropping their hair short in contrast to the Cavaliers Date: 1641 1. a member of the parliamentary party in England at the time of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell 2. puritan 1

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  • Roundhead — Roundhead, Gemälde von John Pettie (1839–1893) Als Roundheads (englisch für Rundköpfe) wurden während des Englischen Bürgerkriegs von 1642 bis 1649 die Anhänger des Parlaments bezeichnet. Ihre Feinde, die Royalisten unter König Karl I., nannte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roundhead — Round head , n. (Eng. Hist.) A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. Toone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roundhead — adherent of Parliamentary party in the English Civil War, 1641, so called for their custom of wearing the hair close cropped, in contrast to the flowing curls of the cavaliers …   Etymology dictionary

  • Roundhead — ► NOUN historical ▪ a member or supporter of the Parliamentary party in the English Civil War. ORIGIN with reference to their short cropped hair …   English terms dictionary

  • Roundhead — [round′hed΄] n. a member or supporter of the Parliamentary, or Puritan, party in England during the English civil war (1642 52): originally a derisive term, with reference to the Puritans close cropped hair in contrast to the Cavaliers long hair …   English World dictionary

  • Roundhead — This article is about the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War. For other uses, see Roundhead (disambiguation). A Roundhead by John Pettie Roundhead was the nickname given to the supporters of the Parliament during the English Civil War …   Wikipedia

  • Roundhead — UK [ˈraʊndˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms Roundhead : singular Roundhead plural Roundheads a supporter of Parliament in the English Civil War of the 17th century See: Cavalier …   English dictionary

  • Roundhead — /rownd hed /, n. Eng. Hist. a member or adherent of the Parliamentarians or Puritan party during the civil wars of the 17th century (so called in derision by the Cavaliers because they wore their hair cut short). [1635 45; ROUND1 + HEAD] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • roundhead — 1. adjective Describing the head of a screw that is dome shaped. 2. noun A roundhead screw, one with a domed head …   Wiktionary

  • Roundhead — Round|head [ raundhɛd] der; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. roundhead, eigtl. »Rundkopf«, wegen des kurzen Haarschnitts> Spottname für einen Anhänger des Parlaments im englischen Bürgerkrieg 1644 1649 …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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